Billy Braxdale

Little Rock, AR
Family and Luxury Travel Specialist

My wife and I choose to develop friendships with our clients, not just develop a client base.  In order to do that we take special care to make certain that our clients' trust in us is well founded. Vacations are greatly anticipat...
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Agent Specializing in European River Cruises

Castle on the Rhine
Castle on the Rhine

I will never forget my first river cruise!  My wife and I traveled on the Rhine River with Ama Waterways. We visited the small village of Riquewihr, France that largely escaped damage during WWII. It provided us with a perfect glimpse of a 16th / 17th century village.  It was so charming and we were hooked on river cruising from then on!  Strolling through the streets of Strasbourg, Cologne, and Rudesheim; visiting Castle Heidelburg and cruising through the Rhine Gorge viewing castle after castle from the deck of our ship were also highlights from the trip.  Since that time we have been on the Rhine twice more, sometimes escorting a group and experiencing the cruise at different seasons.Another memorable cruise was on the Danube visiting the historic cities of Nuremburg and Regensburg and the beautiful cities of Budapest and Vienna.  A visit to Vienna always includes a stop at one of the many Viennese coffeehouses for a coffee and pastry!  What fun we had- taking a large group of travelers on the Danube during the holiday season and getting to experience the Christmas markets!Cruises on the Seine have a focus on Paris, but also present an opportunity to spend a day visiting the Normandy beaches- a truly powerful experience that we will never forget.  We were on able to visit the apartment where Vincent Van Gogh painted his final masterpieces, the field where he shot himself and his final resting place next to his brother. We pretended to be Van Gogh on the ship after taking a painting lesson on the ship!We had an incredible time on the Rhone River with an AMA wine cruise. If you are a wine lover, we highly recommend these cruises on AMA! In Vienne (not Vienna) we toured the city and several Roman ruins including a Roman Amphitheatre. We toured Lyon a wonderful city founded by the Romans, the third largest city in France and world renowned for their cuisine and Micheline chefs.  I particularly enjoyed viewing the numerous mural frescos adorning the facades of buildings.  The highlight of this cruise was visiting a working truffle farm and seeing a demonstration of a truffle dog at work!We have worked with clients booking river cruises for the past ten years, booking hundreds of cruises rivers around the world; predominantly in Europe. We love booking river cruises because we know our clients will be delighted with their experience! History, culture, art, geography, food and drink experiences… and you only have to unpack once!Whether you are a first time cruiser or an experienced river cruiser, we can add value to your planning process as you look for the next river to sail!

My Reviews

31 of 65 people found this review helpful
Great personal service!
We took a chance on an unknown travel agent (mostly based on online reviews) and we're sure glad we did. Billy Braxdale provides excellent personal service, both before and after the trip! We had never done a river cruise before and were full of questions. Billy was able to answer those questions or refer us to other resources. He made sure we had everything in order before we left and then contacted us upon our return to see how we fared. We will definitely be using Billy for our travel needs in the future!
By  Frequent Travelers  from  Austin TX
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36 of 79 people found this review helpful
Service that's like an extension of the cruise
I had never planned on even been on a cruise before. Billy made the process not a process at all. It was just show up and have the time of your life. His customer service before and after our trip was like an extension of the cruise. Even when he was away enjoying his own cruise with limited communication, he managed to be available to answer all of my questions as if he were still in the office. The knowledge and attention to detail was right on par with the staff during our Disney cruise. He really made it seem as if the cruise started before we left and continued after we arrived back home. I am already planning my next cruise with Billy's help.
By  jguy  from  Round Rock, TX
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Destination Expert:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Paris

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Viking


  • 8 yrs-Nexion Circle of Excellence 2014-2018
  • ASTA Dallas Chapter President 2018=2019
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Solomon Growth Group
  • Viking Travel Agent Academy

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Spanish

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